Master Chen’s Online Lesson on Aug 25, 2020 – Kelvin Ho

by Kelvin Ho on 2020/08/25

Moving Step Positive Circle

  • Hold your head up, tuck the chin.
  • Each body part performs its own duty. Don’t merge together.
  • Factory workers work, not everyone does the same job, but at the same time.
  • Example: Move the feet back and forth by themselves, keep the central axis upright, move your hand out and elbow in.
  • The waist must go backward while the hand goes forward.

倒手 Dao Shou (Repositioning of the hand)

  • Postive Circle: Third count: to reverse the hand.
  • After turning the waist, press the elbow and turn your hand over.
  • Going through one by one. A training going through a tunnel, the train head must go through first, and one car by one car following.  The hand and elbow must not be competing against each other for the same job.
  • There must be a relationship between the hand and the elbow. It’s like going through a tube.
  • Use 太极缠棍 Taiji Chan Gun to train using a single hand to rotate a stick. It’s easy to turn the stick with two hands. Using one hand means to separate different parts of the hand to actual as two.
  • To open a jar, hold the jar and twist the cap. After rotating the cap a bit, let go of the cap, put the hand back on the original position of the cap, hold the cap, and twist it again. Repeat until the cap can be removed from the jar.  If we never let of the cap, and just move the hand to rotate the cap, the cap will only go back and forth, and it can’t come off. There is a need to reposition the hand, and so the next move can can continue from the last end point.
  • This is the concept of turning over of the joint. It requires switching to continue to advance.

Double Agent 无间道

  • The middle can belong to the front, and later it can belong to the back.
  • In Positive Circle, the shoulder belongs to the arm with in-with-elbow. The shoulder belongs to the waist with out-with hand. The shoulder can switch roles.
  • In 1-2-3, 1-2 can work together, 2-3 can work together, but not 1-3.

Going Over

  • The boat going forward in the water requires the boat to go over the waves. It is advancing. It is a smooth switch.

About Kelvin Ho

Kelvin Ho, Master Chen Zhonghua's disciple, is the instructor for Practical Method Toronto. He has been teaching and promoting the Practical Method system in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Canada since 2011. He has received numerous medals in various Taiji competitions in Greater Toronto Area. He is also a vice-president of MartialArts Association Canada. Like his teacher, he feels an obligation to pass this great art onto others. Contact: kelvin.ho@practicalmethod.ca.

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